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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:13 pm 
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OK guys, ill be fitting the wade cam from the fairlane into the EL sometime in the next couple of days. What I need to know is, whats the proper way to remove and re-fit the chain tensioner? Are there any tools that I need besides a socket? Im cool with the rest of the fitting procedure, just the chain tensioner im not so sure about.
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Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:35 pm 
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Socket, punch and hammer will be needed.

I'll leave it up to someone who has a good understanding of this little bugger to give you a good step by step guide :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:44 am 
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with 2 people you can change the cam with out having to touch the chain tensioner.


all you have to do is, take the rocker cover off, take the rocker gear off,
undo the bolt that holds the cam gear on while you pully the cam gear out and up to hold the chain tension your friend kindly replaces the cam then you just slip the gear back on. no need to touch the tensioner.

unless you are replacing the gear aswell

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:50 am 
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Someone recommended using a brick and a broom stick. :D

I personally prefer to cable tie the chain to the gear and drop the tensioner.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:13 pm 
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with 2 people you can change the cam with out having to touch the chain tensioner.


all you have to do is, take the rocker cover off, take the rocker gear off,
undo the bolt that holds the cam gear on while you pully the cam gear out and up to hold the chain tension your friend kindly replaces the cam then you just slip the gear back on. no need to touch the tensioner.

unless you are replacing the gear aswell
hehe great minds think alike! i did this when i swaped my cam over made life so easy and no need to pull the p/sterring pump off!

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:14 pm 
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Waggin wrote:
Socket, punch and hammer will be needed.

I'll leave it up to someone who has a good understanding of this little bugger to give you a good step by step guide :)

UMM what for?

all u need is a 3 or 5 mm alan key
or go get the tool from ford!

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:40 pm 
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or do what i did and took the whole bloody thing out and didn't know it, :shock: ,here i was trying to retension the timeing chain when all i had to do was screw the bugger in, 8-) ,some how when i undid it the whole thing came out of the block. :shock: .don't ask me how it just did. 8-) ..

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:20 am 
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or do what i did and took the whole bloody thing out and didn't know it, :shock: ,here i was trying to retension the timeing chain when all i had to do was screw the bugger in, 8-) ,some how when i undid it the whole thing came out of the block. :shock: .don't ask me how it just did. 8-) ..


How did you do it? :D
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Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:54 am 
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that i don't know,,i put the socket on the head started undoing it and thought s**t this thing looks bigger in real life than in the book.

then i wondered why i couldn't see the little filter and why the plunger thingo came out,,it did make it easier to take the cam off..

just one of those things i spose

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:51 pm 
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I personally prefer to cable tie the chain to the gear and drop the tensioner.


I'd agree with that!

 

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